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Solar Needs Comprehe...
While solar has experienced an exponential growth over the last decade, there is a consistent failur....
Tough Projects Need ...
Three natural problems that can have a major impact on any prospective solar project are unfavorable....
In Search of Emissio...
The world of corporate sustainability has commonly used the biggest and boldest terms to demonstrate....
Survival of the Fitt...
In February 2021, Texas was hit by a 100-year storm that nearly crippled the state and left millions....

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Winding Our Way Up a Mountainside
Ridgeline Wind was a project like no other our team had ever encountered. Erecting wind turbines on flat terrain and hills is one thing, but there was a reason the project was named “Ridgeline” - this job was literally on the side of a mountain t....
Survival of the Fittest: Protect your power source with a turbine retrofit
In February 2021, Texas was hit by a 100-year storm that nearly crippled the state and left millions of Texans without electricity. Overwhelmed by the sudden, extreme drop in temperature and, without an appropriate contingency plan, one third of the ....
Heading Into Choppy Seas - Is the workboat sector prepared for the changing nature of offshore wind?
As offshore wind has evolved, the characteristics of new projects continues to change dramatically. And there’s no shortage of maturity in the sector; by the end of 2019, global offshore wind capacity was 29GW, a figure expected to multiply eight-f....
Pyramex introduced its Heavy-Duty Utility Vest (RVZT44B Series), a highly functional ultra-lightweight vest built tough to withstand day in ....
Altech Corporation’s SRM Series of safety rope pull switches provide an e-stop capability over the entire length of the rope, up to 250ft.....
Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR3520 is a cut-resistant glove offering high dexterity that features a reinforced thumb crotch for high-abrasion a....
Valley Forge & Bolt’s new High Temp Maxbolt is able to operate in temperatures up to 650°F for near limitless applications and perfor....

The Truth About Solar Site Surveying
98 percent of residential and commercial solar contractors will conduct an onsite technical visit for a project before construction to collect data and verify measurements. As a result, solar surveyors go on the roof. Yet, safety isn....
Solar Needs Comprehensive Federal PV Recycling Legislation
While solar has experienced an exponential growth over the last decade, there is a consistent failure by individual states to prepare for PV panel End of Life (EOL).  Currently, only Washington state has passed comprehensive legislation manda....
Tough Projects Need the Right Racking Hardware
Three natural problems that can have a major impact on any prospective solar project are unfavorable soil conditions, extreme topography, and a harsh climate. These three site conditions affect the design of a project and can drastically increase pro....
With the new version T*SOL 2021, the design software for solar thermal systems from Valentin Software has been adapted to the latest guideli....
Fibox Enclosures’ TEMPO series of injection-molded products are made from polycarbonate thermoplastic and have been available since 2020. ....
GameChange Solar has partnered with Texas-based Workrise in supporting free, hands-on training for students interested in joining the g....
PVH’s Monoline+ is a new solar tracker redesigned specifically to be compatible with large format modules. Its two configurations, in 1P a....

Energy Storage

Beyond Lithium: Zinc will enable the energy grids of the future
Pick up a newspaper and it’s more likely than not you’ll see a mention of lithium’s role in electric vehicles and, increasingly, energy storage. These batteries serve valuable purposes, but what you don’t see mentioned are the limitations of ....
The Next Energy Wave: Clean energy opportunities through dynamic energy management
As we see widespread power outages caused by more frequent weather and natural disasters, it’s evident something needs to change. Relying on a century-old grid design, characterized by energy produced at a distance from consumption, is no longer vi....
Charging the Kings of the Road Medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification and the utility grid
When most people think about vehicle electrification, they invariably think about electric cars. This shouldn’t be surprising – the most popular brand of electric automobiles shipped nearly half a million vehicles in 2020. However, when....
Schneider Electric Solar’s XW Pro solar hybrid inverter is now eligible for the California’s energy storage rebates. Customers can insta....
REE Automotive (REE) has 5 new and improved REEcorner architecture designs and the technology behind its EV platforms is designed to support....
KiloVault’s HAB series of wall-mount energy storage systems are designed for trouble-free mounting and provide a 7.5kWh battery in a singl....
BlueSky Energy developed a new battery storage for outdoor installation, Vigos, designed to operate in temperatures from -22°F - 122°F (-3....

Energy Efficiency

In Search of Emissionality
The world of corporate sustainability has commonly used the biggest and boldest terms to demonstrate commitment to climate action: Net zero, carbon negative, carbon neutral. How do we know that these climate pledges are more than just buzzwords? How ....
Lessons from the Texas Blackout
My phone was on the brink of death. My toes were painfully numb. The USB port inside my frozen car represented my only hope for power and warmth. Just 24 hours earlier, I was absolutely elated at this extremely rare opportunity to stomp ....
Striking a Decarbonization Balance to Prevent Future Blackouts
Can flexible, sustainable and reliable solutions today pave the path to a renewable energy future? California’s ambitious renewable energy goals have made them a national and global leader in the race to accelerate decarbonization. The Golden St....
Created in partnership with Recurve, the Demand FLEXmarket provides tools to measure hourly reductions in energy use that will allow MCE to ....
Endress+Hauser launched iTEMP TMT142B, new generation smart temperature transmitter with Bluetooth. The transmitter delivers accurate and re....
Franklin Energy’s Curist provides personalized participation paths designed to benefit both utilities and their customers. Curist is a cus....
Schneider Electric Solar announced InsightHome and InsightFacility, their newest additions to the Insight Energy Management ecosystem. Both ....